The Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2012 collection is filled with rich jewel tones and vibrant colors sure to brighten up the darker months. Although this line may adhere to the popular color-blocking fad that gripped the fashion industry late last year and earlier this year, there are subtle differences that set it apart. For instance, these designs rely more heavily on patterns and textures, not to mention a more dramatic aesthetic as well.
Designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez were inspired by their recent journey to the Himalayas when creating the Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2012 collection. They modeled their tweed jackets after mountaineering parkas, made button-down shirts out of windbreaker nylon and quilted coats and dresses like sleeping bags.